Gampelen, Canton Bern

Witzwil Correctional Facility (Justizvollzugsanstalt Witzwil)

Status

Closed/ceased migrant detention

2018

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Canton Bern, Migrationsdienst des Kantons Bern /Service de la Population, Canton Vaud / Service des Migrations, Canton Neuchâtel

Management: Canton de Berne (Government-local)

Detains: Adult men

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
184
No Data
No Data
Switzerland

3,284

Immigration detainees (2018)

Not Available

Estimated detention capacity (2020)

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FACILITY NAMES
Witzwil Correctional Facility (Justizvollzugsanstalt Witzwil)
Location

Country: Switzerland

City & Region: Gampelen, Canton Bern, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 47.0133859222, 7.0630073547

Contact Information
Postfach 10
3236 Gampelen
Tel. 058 229 79 09
Fax. 032 312 94 95
Email: jva.witzwil@be.ch

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2011
Operating Period

Year of Entry 1998

Center Status

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2018

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2011
Management

Name Canton de Berne

Type Government-local

2015

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2020
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2011

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised immigration facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 184

2011
Capacity Reserved for Immigration Detainees (criminal facility)

Number 36

2015

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS RATINGS

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2011

STAFF

SEGREGATION

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH CARE

MONITORING & ACCESS

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